World Patient Safety Day

By Humber River Health

On September 17, 2023, Humber River Health joins hospitals around the world to celebrate the fifth annual World Patient Safety Day!  The world will once again come together in a global commitment to recognize patient safety as a key health priority.

To help enhance global understanding, the World Health Organization is spotlighting patient safety to increase public awareness and engagement; enhance global understanding; and spur global action.  World Patient Safety Day brings together patients, families, caregivers, communities, healthcare workers, healthcare leaders, and policy makers to show commitment to patient safety.  Working together, we can strengthen healthcare systems and help save lives.

The theme selected for World Patient Safety Day 2023 is “Engaging Patients for Patient Safety”.  Evidence shows that when patients are treated as active partners in their own care, there is a significant benefit on patient satisfaction and health outcomes. By empowering patients to be engaged in their care, patients can contribute to their safety, as well as the health system as a whole.

Working together, we can provide opportunities for diverse patients, families, and communities to raise their voice, concerns, and expectations to advance safety and equity in healthcare. We are committed to establishing an open and safe culture for patients and healthcare workers to speak up.